Let it all hang out.

1. Metallic sconces put the spotlight on floating shelves that flank the stove.

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2. A mix of cookbooks and kitchenwares creates an eclectic feel.

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3. Polished gold brackets pop against a subway tile backsplash.

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4. Hanging shelves are a fresh take on the kitchen design trend.

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5. Pipe shelving adds industrial modern flair.

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6. High-placed wraparound shelves offer a unique silhouette.

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7. Stacks of colorful dishes brighten up a neutral-toned kitchen.

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8. Matching open shelving to lower cabinets creates continuity.

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9. Recessed open shelving provides the opportunity for decorative lighting.

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10. Knotty pine paired with vintage pottery lends a rustic feel.

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11. Shelves that run the full length of the wall offer ample storage.

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12. Afraid of commitment? Experiment with just one or two shelves.

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13. Hooks help to maximize every square inch of space.

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14. Corner shelving is also a smart solution for tiny kitchens.

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15. A single, wraparound shelf allows you to display artwork and collectibles.

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16. Scissor gate-style brackets give off a Steampunk vibe.

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17. And finally, a painted backdrop delivers beautiful color contrast.

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